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Old 08-27-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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I have been taking Ambien 5 – 10 mg. off and on for about 9 months, OB doctor would only give me a prescription every other month. Doctor would act very guarded every time I asked for another refill. Hormones have made my sleep almost nonexistent. Finally went to PCP and she switched me to Trazodone. First few nights I took 50 mg, then upped it to 100 mg for the past 2 nights AND I AM NOT SLEEPING!!!!!!!! I took the meds at 10:00 and finally fell asleep after 11:30 and was awake at 3:00 am.

I am scheduled for a sleep study the end of September.

My question is….Could my insomnia be because of being on Ambien so long and I need to give it more time to get out of my system OR is the Trazodone just not working???

Please help,

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Old 08-28-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Re: Trazodone Frustrations

Hi Connie,

I'm going through menopause and since my hormones have been out of sync that has been my sleep pattern. I sleep just a few hours then I'm awake.

Sometimes I can fall back to sleep other times not.


Old 08-29-2008, 02:49 AM   #3
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Re: Trazodone Frustrations

I too am not able to get full hrs of sleep on trazodone. I went from 25 mg to 50 mg last night... and right now its 4:45 am, so its obviously not working for me. I take the pill around 1130 or 12 midnight, and i am awake again by about 3. Should i try another drug? How many days does it usually take for trazodone to work? Does it not work the night you take it, like most sleep aids?

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